For the 10th consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked McNeese State University as one of the top universities in the South in its 2021 Best Colleges list.
The university also ranks among the Top 50 Public Schools in the southern region as well—one of four Louisiana institutions to make the Top 50.
The U.S. News ranking system considers information collected from several sources and measures indicators of academic quality based on such areas as outcomes, faculty and financial resources, retention and graduation rates, academic reputation, alumni giving and student excellence.
“Our faculty’s commitment to academic success and dedication to mentoring our students allow this institution to fulfill our mission – to change lives by providing excellence with a personal touch,” said Dr. Daryl Burckel, McNeese president. “The McNeese vision is to be the first choice for students, new faculty, employers and donors and this national attention confirms our role as a leader in providing high quality educational programs.”
Once again, McNeese’s undergraduate engineering program was ranked among the best engineering programs in the country. Most recently, the 2019 College Report by PayScale Inc. ranked the McNeese engineering program as one of the Top 50 programs in the nation for salary potential for engineering majors.
McNeese also ranked in the Top Performers on Social Mobility (#109) in graduating students with federal Pell Grants.
Regional universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and master’s degree programs and selected public and private universities are ranked geographically in one of four regions-North, South, Midwest and West. The annual report is used as a tool by parents and students to help narrow their college search.